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The More Advanced Stuff for Sommeliers & Connoisseurs

Food Vine'Brations is all about sharing passion & knowledge for Food & Wine to as many people as we can. But perhaps you are already passionate, and perhaps you have been learning yourself for quite a while? If it is your case, this section is more advanced and I hope it will help you sharpening your pairings...

However, I don't believe in Absolute Truth when it comes to an art like winemaking, so don't take anything for granted and contact us here if you have any questions or remarks.

 
 

December 19, 2018

     As we were staying around Toledo, we got to meet the people behind the fantastic Bodegas Mas Que Vinos, multi-award winning winery based in Castilla la Mancha. If many people in the wine World start looking away when they hear about this "table wine" part of Spain, by the way largest vineyard in the World, they should definitely give a chance to the MQV wines!

     Regarding Castilla la Mancha, grapes and terroi...

February 9, 2017

     This tutorial is for the advanced wine lovers who wish to understand the science behind wine & food pairings. If you are just starting to like wine, perhaps you could check out the Wine Basics section of the website first. Otherwise, dive in folks!

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On the above chart, you can easily identify the 5 elements of structure that are key to the understa...

February 8, 2017

     Now that we’ve seen what the structure of wine was made of, let’s focus on another lovely element, its aromas. And to start, we will look at the primary aromas in wine, the ones that originate in the field, at the grapevine level: the aromas from the Terroir.

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The Concept of Terroir

    If you’ve been reading my “Old World VS New World” tutorial, which...

February 7, 2017

     Now that we’ve seen the important role played by Nature and the luck of the year, let’s take a look at the other important element in the quality of wine: the people behind it.

     Around the world, women and men are working very hard to make sure that from the field to the bottle, the potential of their land will be expressed at its best. Whether their job is to grow good grapes, or to harvest them, or to turn...

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